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Why Breast Cancer Survivors Are Reclaiming an Ancient Jewish Ritual

When her best friend started chemo, Chaya wanted a way to make her monthly mikvah as special as possible. She ended up finding a new kind of holy cleansing—even though it broke...

My Grandma’s Hidden Holocaust Heroics

We grew up idolizing grandpa for surviving death marches and beating up Germans, but grandma was always just, well...a sweet old lady. We couldn’t have been more wrong.

Trump-Era Anti-Semitism Changed My Family – We Started Going to Synagogue

Religion was never a big part of my life. But when a JCC near my home was targeted in a bomb threat, practicing Judaism felt like a crucial act of resistance.

No Man In My Family Has Ever Dared Shave His Beard. Until Now.

I lived 26 years before I ever altered my religiously mandated facial hair. But I couldn’t stand the barrier it created between the modern world and me.

A Night Flirting at the Bar with New York’s Premier Professional Wing Woman

When her exclusive matchmaking dinners grew too popular, Erin Davis introduced a $150 service taking Jewish singles out on the town and helping them reel in dates.

That Christmas When Mom Called Dad a Miserable Jew and He Called Her a Nazi Pig

Sometimes my Polish-Jewish father and German-Catholic mother seemed like they really loved each other. But when the holidays came around, it was World War III.

Us: ‘We’re Getting Married!’ Them: ‘How Can You Be So Selfish?!’

His family is Orthodox Jewish. We're not. When they objected to our union my fiance and I began planning a wedding anyway — and that's when we learned we weren't alone.

Why I’ve Always Been Silent About Israel and Palestine. And Why I’m Speaking Out Now.

My great-great-grandparents were among the first Zionists. But once I finally started talking, I learned I’m not the only one grappling with my thoughts on the Jewish state.

What’s a Nice Jewish Boy Like You Doing at a Mosque Like This?

Inside the life of a Jewish Sufi.